Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quick Update

  I'm sitting here on the couch at 8:15p, still not feeling too great, and enjoying the quiet! What better time to finally type up an update? Elli has been exceptionally, shall we say, strong-willed the last few days. After throwing a completely embarrassing fit in the street for Ray, we said no TV or iPad the rest of the night. We usually always always always have the TV on in the house, just as some background noise and after having it off part of the afternoon and all evening I really enjoyed it! We will be doing this more often. Now we get to book our anniversary trip to Vegas while enjoying some delicious homemade ice cream.

 Madi had her echo and cardiology appointment a few weeks ago and her doctor was so pleased with her weight gain. She was at 19 pounds (8.66 kilos), which is where they wanted her for surgery. Well after meeting with Dr. Yung they have decided that since she is doing so well to put the surgery off again. Now they want to wait until she is at least 10 kilos (22 pounds) to perform the surgery. Although this is great news to hear how we'll they think she is doing, it also means I have this huge thing just looming over me. At this point I just want to have the surgery done so we can move forward, right now it feels like a waiting game. She is also doing so well in her therapies! Both her physical therapist and feeding therapist are so pleased with her progress. She is eating food 3 times a day and can still drink up to 35 ounces of formula! We are hoping to get her to eat more so we can stop giving her formula. She is taking steps with help, moving from couch to chair, crawling to the other end of the house and pulling up on everything. It is so fun to watch her learn new things. She is clapping all the time right now also.

 Elli has been taking swim lessons for a few months now and she is doing amazing! Some weeks she performs better than others but I am so impressed with how well she can swim! She can dive down to the bottom to pick up toys, swim the width of the pool by herself and swim the length with a small float in her back. She loves the water and has made a few new friends in the process. We are hoping
to check out a few preschools next week to get her enrolled for the fall. Ray also signed her up for
soccer with the Issaquah Highlands Soccer Club. She will have practice/games on Sunday afternoons. Family, go ahead and tell me how wrong I was to not want her in soccer! I still don't like it but I agree it will be good exercise once her swimming stops.

That is all I can think of for now, have a great day!

The above photos were just taken this morning.

Ready to go swimming!
She loves to pose now!

1 comment:

  1. First, Yay for an update!

    Second, Madi looks soooo big sitting on the chair next to Elli!

    Third, why did you not want Elli in soccer? Too many traumatic boring memories? (Cuz if so, I have those, too, thanks to a certain friend's brother's games. haha :) j/k)


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